Date Night

IMG_1128One of the things I never thought I would be doing was having fun at a shooting range. Usually we try hard, but usually, every Tuesday hubby and I have Date Night.  Normally that consists of us going to the movies. But Hubby has found a new hobby of “Target Shooting”  I think he eventually will go hunting. So I told him go on and have fun but there will never be a dead deer hanging in my garage and if and only if you do all meat is to be wrapped before it comes in the house. I have always been firm about that.  But for right now he’s fine with just shooting targets.  Thank goodness, and one of the things I have learned in my personal development is that it’s important to show support and interest in things that our spouse has an interest in. For now, my husband loves guns and target shooting. So one day he was going out shooting and I asked him if I could join him. You know to show support and stuff. That was my intention, but I was surprised to find out how much fun it actually is!  So much so that I want to get my own gun! I even know the name!  The gun I want is a

Thank goodness, and one of the things I have learned in my personal development is that it’s important to show support and interest in things that our spouse has an interest in. For now, my husband loves guns and target shooting. So one day he was going out shooting and I asked him if I could join him. You know to show support and stuff. That was my intention, but I was surprised to find out how much fun it actually is!  So much so that I want to get my own gun! I even know the name!  The gun I want is a Ruger .22, I saw a beautiful one and it’s pink too! But my niece said there’s no way I can have a pink gun. So I’ll be happy with a Ruger .22 and leave it at that.

On our vacation this week, my husband set out Date Night to go to a shooting range with an old friend of his from work. So off we went with our .22 rifle and Shot gun. Met up with his friend George and his Fiance Wanda, at the Shooting range which I never knew was there.IMG_1129

We were able to shoot a lot of different guns, one was a double barrel shot gun ( that one was a little scary) I left that for hubby to have fun with.  Then we went to the pistol range, well we actually got to shoot a Colt 45 and let me tell you, it was very scary.  I only shot once and was like “NOPE, I’m done. ” It’s hard to describe, but it was really powerful. Very intimidating. When I shot it and it scared the crap out of me, George apologized and said he shouldn’t have given me a Colt 45 to try for the first time shooting a pistol.  So he brought out a “PINK” .22 pistol and boy that my friends was a lot of fun. I guess I was never meant to be a cowgirl. Or live back in the cowboy days. I don’t think I would have done that well.

George then brought out a gun which was a lot different than any other gun I’ve seen. It was a lot shorter than any rifle but too big to be called a pistol. He called it the “ZOE” which he named from the movie “FIREFLY” there was a character in the movie and her name was “Zoe”, well this was the gun that she used in the movie. Coincidentally my daughter named her kitten Zoe from the same character of Firefly. So, of course, I had to try it out. It was really weird to hold but it was fun too. Loved it. It was a super great night and we get to go out again before we head back to Saskatchewan, in fact, we are going out shooting with Niece and her boyfriend on Friday! Can’t wait for that.  Plus George said we could meet up again before we leave.  Oh and the best part is that he’s bringing some different guns too.
IMG_1150Never in a million years did I ever think I would be spending time at a shooting range.  Or enjoy it. But I’m so glad I went out of my comfort zone and tried something new!  I  never thought I would like it at all, I was only going to apeeze my husband.

Well, I’m sure he thinks, Oh man what have I started. ?

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